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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective
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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

Franklin E. Zimring, Maximo Langer, and David S. Tanenhaus

Abstract

Among developed nations, the United States has one of the most extreme and harsh criminal justice systems in the world—there is overwhelmingly more violence, more punishment, and more incarceration for both adults and juveniles here. But while American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults are treated, juvenile justice systems and the plight of youth who break the law throughout the world is less often studied. This book fills a gap in the study of juvenile justice by providing an unprecedented comparison of criminal justice and juven ... More

Keywords: U.S. criminal justice, criminal justice system, juvenile justice systems, youth law breakers, political change, juvenile courts, criminal courts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479826537
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479826537.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franklin E. Zimring, editor

Maximo Langer, editor

David S. Tanenhaus, editor